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Luis Suarez is a major transfer target for Real Madrid, but Mirror Football's Simon Mullock is reporting that Liverpool are worried that the Spanish club might drag out the deal for the entire summer.
Latest reports indicate Real might wait until late August to make their move for the Uruguayan forward, which will remind Reds fans of the Michael Owen transfer debacle to the same club almost a decade ago.
The article indicates Liverpool will, however, be determined to hold on to their forward, who will be unavailable for the first six domestic games next season through suspension.
Elsewhere, talkSPORT spoke with Reds manager Brendan Rodgers, who says that Liverpool are in complete control of Suarez's future due to his long-term contract. A new wrinkle in the arrangement is that Manchester City might suddenly be back in for Suarez, according to John Richardson of the Express.
City are not willing to pay the £50 million-plus asking price of Suarez's international teammate, Edinson Cavani, so they might look at Suarez as a slightly cheaper alternative—though there is nothing to suggest Liverpool would lower the price for a divisional rival.